Firefighters are famous for rescuing cats stranded in trees. That’s mostly a myth, as it turns out–but our four-legged friends still have a lot to thank firefighters for.
On Sunday night, a rowhouse on the 3600 block of E. Lombard Street caught on fire. The home was empty and the fire was put out within 45 minutes; two firefighters were sent to the hospital with minor injuries, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Also injured was a friendly-looking tabby cat, who firefighters revived with an oxygen mask and some IV fluids. This is par for the course for firefighters, apparently. Of course, saving people and property is a priority, and our fire department does plenty of that–but there’s just something so heart-wrenching about seeing a big guy coming to the rescue of something small, fuzzy, and scared. (If you’re having a bad morning, I suggest you spend some time with this photoset of firefighters saving cats.)
We’re waiting on word from the FD about the status of both cat and firefighters